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DATE TRAIL DATE TRAIL
2018 June 01 Blackwood Estates, Liberty Park, Grenloch Park Manor   2018 June 16 Beach Haven Crest - Brant Beach
2018 June 02 Off Road - GTWP Community Park + Lawn Care   2018 June 17 Brant Beach - Holgate, Skipper Dipper, Mini Golf
2018 June 03 GTWP Health & Fitness Trail + GT Elementary School   2018 June 18 Brant Beach - Beach Haven (streets) + Beach Walk
2018 June 04 Walking   2018 June 19 Long Beach Island - Entire Island
2018 June 05 Perkiomen Trail + Schukyll River Trail (Towpath)   2018 June 20 Long Beach Island - Ship Bottom, Beach Haven + Favorite Spots
2018 June 06 Off Road - GTWP Community Park   2018 June 21 Skipper Dipper Run
2018 June 07 Walking   2018 June 22 Surf City - Brant Beach
2018 June 08 GTWP Health & Fitness Trail   2018 June 23 Walking
2018 June 09 Walking   2018 June 24 Walking
2018 June 10 Off Road - GTWP Community Park + Lawn Care   2018 June 25 GTWP Health & Fitness Trail + Lawn Care
2018 June 11 Walking   2018 June 26 Walking
2018 June 12 Off Road - GTWP Community Park   2018 June 27 Chip & Putt
2018 June 13 Walking   2018 June 28 GTWP Health & Fitness Trail
2018 June 14 Washingtoin Township   2018 June 29  
2018 June 15 GTWP Health & Fitness Trail + Lawn Care   2018 June 30  
2018 June 16 Challenger Race - Off Road - GTWP Community Park   June Stats  

 

June 01, 2018

Instagram Post: Another ugly overcast day today and the rain is coming. There are positives today though. It's #nationaldonutday?? & June 1st which means it's the launch of #gccusa (great cycle challenge) which I am doing this month helping the fight against kids cancer because I ride almost everyday so let's do something to help kids while I'm #biking The ride today was 17 miles mostly through #BlackwoodEstates Until tomorrow #cycling #fightforit #youvsyou #fitdontquit #hashtag

The Ride: Great ride, felt good one of the better rides in a while.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Blackwood Estates, Liberty Park, Grenloch Park Manor

 

June 02, 2018

Instagram Post: It's already been a crazy day. Couldn't sleep so I got up early and went #biking I have the #ChallengerMTB race in 2 weeks so I took the mountain bike to the trail to practice..... I need more practice! 19 miles of fun but I didn't ride well. For the next 2 weeks I'm only riding my mountain bike to get used to it. The mileage today also went to support #gccusa as all month long I'm peddling to help fight kids cancer. Once home, I did the weekly lawn care ritual and it sucked worse the biking. Damn humidity! Looks good though. Until tomorrow #cycling #youvsyou #fightforit #fitdontquit #lawncare #hashtag

The Ride: Humidity was ridiculous today. It made for a tough ride. Training for the mountain bike race in two weeks, this ride was not good. I'll need to get out there again and ride the course prior to the event.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Community Park - Off Road

 

 

June 03, 2018

Instagram Post: I beat the rain today! Major accomplishment. Took the #mtb on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail for a couple laps & did a little off-road around the Elementary school. The thick, wet grass was tough which made for a good workout. I had some fun with puddles on the trail because why not. Bonus: Looks like the new section of the trail is almost ready to open. Looking forward to this #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #fitdontquit #cycling #biking #hashtag

The Ride: Fun ride with the mountain bike. Went through the school yard which was a blast. A bit of a workout but fun. I dont take this bike out enough.

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June 05, 2018

Instagram Post: Another PA trip to ride on the #perkiomentrail I also did a good stretch on the #schukyllrivertrail 25 miles of tough road conditions and a flat tire made for an interesting ride. Less than two weeks until the #challengermtb race. Still have work to do. #mtb #youvsyou #gccusa #biking #cycling #fightforit #fitdontquit #hashtag

The Ride: Found a new trail which was great. On the way back I felt sluggish and tired. It was worse then I felt in a while. Turns out, I had a flat which made for a hard ride. In the end though it was still a good experience and I can't wait to get back on that trail again.

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June 06, 2018

Instagram Post: Went over and rode the course today for the race (now just 10 days away). I felt better today, more control of the bike since I've road it now 5 of the past 6 days. I still need practice on this trail, I'll get a few more rides in before race day. Physically just tired. #mountainbike is fun, just harder on the body, but not my spirit! Until tomorrow #youvsyou #mtb #gccusa #biking #fightforit #fitdontquit

The Ride: Got the tire fixed, practiced the course. Need more practice.

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June 08, 2018

Instagram Post: I said I wasn't going to, but I did anyway. Changed up the bike from the mountain to the road and did two quick laps on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail I took it as far as the new sections would allow me (only another block and a half) and then went to the lake and up the "S" hill on the other end just so I could bike down the hill. 8 days to the #challengermtb race so I'm hoping to get at least one more practice in before the race. Next week looks pretty busy already so we shall see. Randomly saw a wild turkey crossing the road. Oh and now at 101 miles of the 300 miles I pledged to ride for #gccusa this June. #biking #youvsyou #fightforit #fitdontquit #cycling

The Ride: Felt good to ride a different bike. Rode the next section and a half of the trail. Hopefully they will get more of it done this summer.

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June 10, 2018

Instagram Post: Trying to beat the rain today. Went and practiced the race course today. Better, not good, but better. Then came home for some lawn care. I think it’s nap time. #youvsyou #fightforit #cycling #fitdontquit #challengermtb #gccusa #biking

The Ride: Better ride today. Getting comfortable on the track.

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June 12, 2018

Instagram Post: Back at it today. The #challengermtb race is Saturday so I’m trying to practice the course as much as possible. I also just played around out there for a bit today. I was happy with the performance. Today was a definite win! #youvsyou #gccusa #fitdontquit #biking #cycling #fightforit

The Ride: Fun ride, just getting used to the course.

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June 14, 2018

Instagram Post: It was a beautiful day out there today. The wind was a comfort instead of a deterrent which never happens. Temperature was perfect. The conditions couldn’t have been better for a #biking adventure today so I ditched the #mtb and busted out the road bike and peddled my way to my longest ride in a while. It felt great and helped me to the best mental health day I’ve had in a long time. I believe these things are intertwined. Good mental day = good bike day, good bike day = good mental health day. Until tomorrow #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #fitdontquit #hashtag

The Ride: Took the rode bike out. Beautiful day. Just a nice head clearing ride.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch, Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch Terrace, Lakeland Complex, Spring Mill, Wedgewood at Bateman Farms, Winchester Farms, Wedgewood Gardens, Wedgewood Forest, Wedgewood, Meadow Run, Raymond Drive, Mackenzie Court

 

 

June 15, 2018

Instagram Post: One last easy ride before race day tomorrow. Just rode the trail. Prior to that, a little lawn care including trimming the bushes. Is it wrong that with every cut in my head I was screaming BONSAI! Until tomorrow #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #fitdontquit #biking #karatekid #cobrakai #mtb

The Ride: Just a quick spin. No frills.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail

 

 

June 16, 2018

Instagram Post: Race Day! Much better weather this year. There was also a lot more riders. The course changed slightly but my overall performance was about the same. Middle of the pack ( 23rd out of 57). You could tell the people that do #mountainbike races all the time because they were really fast and really good on some of the more challenging parts of the course. For me though, it’s more about the experience. Time and percentage wise, I did better than last year and as I hashtag in every post it’s only about #youvsyou so this was a win. There’s always room for improvement but I’m pleased with the results. It’s always good to set goals, challenge yourself and strive to be your best. Now off to vacation #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #fitdontquit #biking

The Ride: Great conditions. More competitors than I expected. I did well for me. Its clear the pros and the MTB enthusiats compared to me who generally does road events (not races) but a good experience to say the least.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucetser County Community Park Off Road.

 

 

June 16, 2018

Instagram Post: First ride on #LBI done. Second ride today. Just exploring a little. Tomorrow the real mileage begins. #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #fitdontquit #vacation #biking

The Ride: First trip on vacation is always to Skipper Dipper. Then we biked down to a mini golf course and had some fun. Nice way to ease into vacation mode.

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June 17, 2018

Instagram Post: Bike.Beach.Sunrise. Nice way to start the day. 21 miles on #LBI from #BrantBeach to #Holgate and back was parts in between. Hardly any wind. This was a nice #biking day. #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #vacation

The Ride: (1) The first real ride on vacation. A trip out to Holgate and back. Smooth, flat, wind managable, it was a good ride. (2) Second ride was to get lunch at a new spot for us, Surf Taco. (3) Third ride of the day was off to another mini golf course. One the second and third ride, I used the beach crusier bike. It was so strange having back brakes and no gears, It was fun though.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island

 

 

June 18, 2018

Instagram Post: Very overcast morning on #LBI today. I basically repeated yesterday as I went to the south part of the island. Continuing to zig-zag streets as opposed to #biking the main routes. I went to some old favorites and some potential destinations as well as a pretty upscale neighborhood on the bay .... one can dream. Until the next adventure #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #vacation #fitdontquit

The Ride: (1) Trying something new this year by exploring alll streets in certain towns. It'll add mileage while staying fairly close to home. It's something different to do while still keeping my interest for biking LBI everyday. (2) A quick beach walk also occured today. Not far, but again, something different.

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June 19, 2018

Instagram Post: Biked the entire island this morning. 42 miles with an 11mph wind blowing from the west. Conditions were pretty good actually. I explored the north end a little. Always have to visit the #barnagatelighthouse for some photo ops. Rode as much of the bridge as I could (the causeway is still not complete). I’m tired, sore and hungry. It’s been a while since I did a 40 mile rode and I’m feeling it. I also feel a sense of accomplishment for again concurring the entire island. #lbi #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling #biking #fitdontquit #everythinghurts

The Ride: Big accomplishment completed every time I am able to perform this ride. Its hard, but well worth the reward.

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June 20, 2018

Instagram Post: Today’s bike ride on #LBI is always my favorite. I bike around to all the family favorite spots. These places formed a lot of memories over the years so it’s always a joy revisiting them. One of my favorite pics is the one of the Ferris Wheel swipe to the end. A great day #biking #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #fitdontquit #cycling

The Ride: I love this ride. Its 5 miles out, then exploring the places that we have visited the most over the years. I reflect at each of them for a moment then move on. Its a good recovery ride after biking the island the previous ride.

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June 21, 2018

Instagram Post: No Post

The Ride: The only biking today was a trip to Skipper Dipper with the nephews. Legs needed a break. Fun trip as always though.

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June 22, 2018

Instagram Post: No Post

The Ride: Just finished up the zig zagging of Surf City and Brant Beach. Easy ride.

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June 25, 2018

Instagram Post: First post #LBI #biking activity in the books. Rode the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail 2x then mowed the lawn. Trying to get back into the daily grind of reality. #youvsyou #fightforit #cycling #gccusa

The Ride: Hot but tolerable. A normal ride, no frills.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail

 

 

 

June 27, 2018

Instagram Post: Annual chip n putt tournament, yeah it was a slaughter. Good job Ed! Until next year!

 

 

 

June 28, 2018

Instagram Post: Changing everything up today. Took out the hybrid for the first time since the tuneup. Went #biking early to avoid potential rain later and/or the heat of the day. Finally, it just broke up my normal daily routine which is always nice to keep things fresh. 16 miles on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail today. It was a good ride. #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling

The Ride: Felt good to ride a different bike. Rode the next section and a half of the trail. Hopefully they will get more of it done this summer.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail

 

 

June 29, 2018

Instagram Post: Tried to wait out the heat, but it was still hot out there today. 20 miles around town and now a cold shower #biking #youvsyou #gccusa #fightforit #cycling

The Ride: Very HOT!!

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